Drop in Zoë Siobhan Howarth-Lowe

Nigel Kent - Poet and Reviewer

For the third ‘Drop in‘ in the series we welcome Zoë Howarth-Lowe who talks about ‘You Don’t Fit the Way You Used To‘ from her latest pamphlet, ‘I Have Grown Two Hearts‘, published by Hedgehog Poetry Press in September 2020.

You Don’t Fit The Way You Used To

I am unable to explain my inadequacies
to your nearly five year old stamping foot.
How you have grown too heavy for my weak hip.
You were too heavy in my womb, your growing body
creating a weak spot in mine.
A hinge that crumples under the weight of you.

I cannot carry you home

When I was pregnant with my second child I experienced a problem with my pelvis that made it very painful and difficult to walk. It was a scary time as my first child was still under a year old and I ended…

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